Finance IT Tech Lead - Java

  • Competitive
  • Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 21 Aug 17

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Position Description:

This position is for a technical lead who will be responsible for the delivery of key projects and system enhancements for the Finance IT (Company & Regulatory) team.

Finance IT (Company & Regulatory) team is a global organization with around 100 staff (30 in Asia) providing technology solutions to regulatory and legal entity controllers across the regions. The team in Asia not only provides coverage for all the legal entities in the region, but also contributes to a series of global strategic initiatives. The team is client and business oriented. The primary focus is on continued development of our global regulatory calculation systems and delivery of solutions to our internal business clients. We encourage every member of the team to learn the business in addition to being software developers. We value teamwork and collaboration within the local team, with colleagues in Asia and others around the globe.

This role involves leading our global regulatory calculation engine team in Shanghai. The team consists of 4-8 developers. Candidate must be able to apply proper SDLC governance, stability, capacity, and technical design / modeling. Candidate should also think deeply about implementation choices and not take shortcuts by adopting a short term package or jumping on the latest fad as our projects are multiyear. Candidate should be true to her/his traditional Java / C# and SQL skillsets, think long term, and simplify system complexities.

In addition to this, candidate be covering a combination of regional and global solutions that support the firm's Finance Department in the accounting, regulatory controllership, and financial reporting functions. He/she will dedicate most of time spent to development of solutions to support business expansions in Asia as well as building next generation technologies contributing to the global strategic architecture. He/she will have exposure to the broad set of businesses conducted at the firm including securities sales and trading, wealth management and banking.

Projects undertaken by finance technology are strategic multi-year programs and as such we looking for long term commitment.


Required Skills

- University degree holder in relevant discipline

- Fluency in English. Strong communication and influencing skills

- Management and team player

- Strong analytical skills

- 5+ years software development experiences.

- Good knowledge of Core Java/C#/SQL

- Good knowledge of fundamental computer science

- Working knowledge of Database with strong fundamentals in database designing.

- Ability and willingness to learn new technologies and work on the same to meet business requirements.

- Ability to guide a team of 5+ developers

Preferred Skills

- Working experience in finance services industry